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Russ Oudbier

Russ Oudbier, age 84, of Byron Center went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He worked at Judd’s Body Shop for 50 years and loved the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Tena; stepson, Greg Veldboom; step daughter-in-law, Linda Veldboom. Russ will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 19 years, Jackie; his children, Marilyn and Darrell Cass, Don and Jane Oudbier, Mike and Grace Oudbier, Sharon and Chuck Cote; stepchildren, Ray and Kelly Veldboom, Steve Veldboom, Melinda Veldboom, Jack and Christy Veldboom; 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Arvan Russell; step sister-in-law, Nonie DeVries. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Second Byron Christian Reformed Church, 7588 Byron Center Avenue, Byron Center, with Rev. Adam Nordyke officiating. Interment Winchester Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville), 4145 Chicago Drive SW, and Thursday at the church from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Second Byron CRC Cadets.

  1. I got to work with Russ (along with Mike) at Judd’s when I was in High School. I still remember how Russ approached his work and dealt with his brother and I appreciated him for it. I specifically remember a time that he drilled into a windshield wiper fluid reservoir by accident. He wasn’t happy, but he got creative on how to fix it and I thought it was great. That was 35 years ago! I’m sorry for your loss.

    - Steve Mulder

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